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Become a GSS Leader

Application Process

  • Complete the Student Leader Application (We are still accepting Fall 2023 applications on a rolling basis through the summer, apply today!)
  • Complete the availability matrix that includes the time you are available to hold GSS sessions.
  • Provide an unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • Materials should be submitted to Ms. Danielle Pafe at

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Role of The GSS Leader

The GSS Leaders serve as model students. GSS leaders:

  • Attend class, read assignments, complete homework.
  • Structure sessions to encourage group learning and student interaction.
  • Encourage students to take advantage of resources to be successful in the course.
  • Assist students in learning the course material.
  • Model appropriate learning strategies and techniques to help students become successful in the course.

GSS Leaders Have

  • An interest in motivating other learners.
  • An A-, A, or A+ in the course they wish to support.
  • A 3.0 Cumulative GPA or better.
  • At least 12 credit hours from UMD at the time of application.
  • A schedule that allows you to dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to GSS.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Space in your course schedule for TLTC310.

GSS Leader Responsibilities

  • Attend their assigned course.
  • Structure GSS sessions twice a week to encourage group learning and student interaction.
  • Provide a minimum of 22 sessions per semester.
  • Participate in various trainings per semester.
  • Register for the 3 credit course TLTC310 during the first semester serving as a GSS Leader.
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